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Nameri National Park

The Land of White-Winged Ducks
Located in the Eastern Himalayas foothills, Nameri National Park is a vivid mosaic of incredible landscapes, glittery waters, tropical flora and rare wild creatures. This ecoregion is famous as an Eastern Himalayan Mega Biodiversity Hotspot. The flourishing population of diverse animals and plants has made the land one of the planet's wealthiest areas.
Nameri is most important for birdlife. The considerable population of White-Winged Ducks plays a significant role in drawing a large number of birdwatchers from across the globe. According to the records, it is a highly endangered species, and Nameri is one of the world's last remaining shelters. Wreathed Hornbill, Great Pied Hornbill, Rufous Necked Hornbill, Ibis Bill, Large Whistling Teal, Black Stork, Common Merganser, Long-Billed Ring Plover, King Vulture, Khaleej Pheasant, Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, Hill Myna, Himalayan pied Kingfisher, Fairly Blue Bird, Three-Toed kingfisher is the other critical birds of the park.
The place is also famous for its rich and diverse faunal resources. As per records, the park is home to more than 30 species, and it's an important conservation area for tigers and elephants. Nameri National Park is known for its abundance of tiger prey. With around 3000 domestic cattle, the varied prey base also includes Sambar, Barking deer, Hog Deer, Wild Boar and Gaur. The particular population of reptiles is another major attraction of the forest. And it has gained attention for Cobra, King cobra, Russels Viper, Pit Viper, Banded Krait, Rat Snake, Python, Assam Roof Turtle, Malayan Box Turtle; Narrow Headed Soft-shelled Turtle, Asian Leaf Turtle, Indian soft Shelled Turtle, etc.

Activities in Nameri National Park

Birding tour in Nameri
  • Birding tour in Nameri - Nameri National Park has a rich collection of mammals and birds that enchants and captivates any bird lover. The best way to explore the rich birdlife in Nameri is by walking on the forest trail. The trail leads you straight into a tropical paradise where you have chances to meet more than 300 species of birds amid the pristine landscape of moist deciduous forests with cane and bamboo brakes and open grassland along river beds.

Walking around Nameri
  • Walking around Nameri - Walking down to Bhalukpung with your friends and family is a delightful experience. Lying on Jia Bhoroli & Tipi Rivers' sandy beaches, it is one of the most pleasant locations within the park. Commonly referred to as the 'Temple of Orchids', this place allows you a captivating journey across vibrant colours, wild fragrances and intriguing shapes of various flowers. And it's as unique as the dream world.

River Rafting
  • River Rafting - Besides the fantastic sights of flora and fauna, Nameri also provides the opportunity to enjoy water activities. It has been a favourite place for river rafting, swimming, and taking a sunbath. River rafting is hugely appreciated by the visitors to the Jia Bhoroli River in the southeast part of the park.

  • Angling - Nameri is crisscrossed with various waterways, so you have other options if you are keen on fishing and angling. Yes, it is one of the favourite activities, and a bunch of enthusiastic people try their hand at the job while taking a tour of this region. Golden Masheer Fish, famous as the "Tiger of the Himalayan Rivers", is a common attraction.

Attractions in Nameri National Park

  • Agnigarh Excursion

    People coming to Nameri often visit Agnigarh, which is one of the favourite destinations in Tezpur. It is just 40km away from the park and is an excellent spot for a day out. Agnigarh means fort of fire, and there is a story behind the naming. According to the legend – Banasura built the defence to keep his daughter and Princess Usha safe in isolation, away from prince Aniruddha.

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The startling Nameri is around 35 km away from Tezpur and in the Sonitpur District of Assam, India. The park comprises moist deciduous forests, cane and bamboo brakes, and narrow strips of open grassland beside rivers. It shares its border with The Pakhui (Pakke) Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh and together encompasses an area of more than 1000km2.

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